The drive to West I didn’t have to make
Among many, many other things, the fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013, meant I didn't have to go to the nearby JP's office the next day. On the whole, I would have preferred the jury duty.
T+51 years: Space is a marathon
Apollo got us to the moon at the cost of leaving us all but earthbound for the next 50 years. Another moon or Mars sprint isn't the answer.